• Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 5 (2 burgers each)
  • Preparation Time:


Discovered this while watching Food Network one day shortly after finding out my father had developed diabetes. You can eat it with or without a bun and its a pretty quick fix. The original recipe calls for it to be cooked in a skillet, but I like to throw them on my George Foreman Grill. Its been a staple in my parents' house for about 5 years now! :)


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  • Make the Burgers: Mix all the ingredients together with your hands, except the oil, in a bowl.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 10 equal-sized patties.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the burgers, turning once, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes per side.(A instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the thickest burger should read at least 165 degrees F.)
  • Divide the burgers among plates--2 to a plate. Dollop each serving with mayonnaise and stack lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on top. (I also like to add hot sauce as a topping)

Author Credit: George Stella

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